Henri Matisse observed, "We are closer to attaining cheerful serenity by simplifying thoughts and figures. Simplifying the idea to achieve an expression of joy. That is our only deed".
Quotation from Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures, written by Eric R. Kandel, Nobel Prize winner in Brain Science.
I fell in love with monoprinting at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT, and have worked in this medium since 1997. I studied printmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, most semesters beginning in 2001 through 2011. Prior to 2001, I was enrolled in printmaking classes at Southern CT State University and the Creative Arts Workshop. I hold Bachelor and Masters Degrees from SCSU.
Contemplation III, Series VI
Flora II 2016
MONOTYPES AND MONOPRINTS
BY ALICE NOLAN MERLONE